Land of Many Shores: Perspectives from a Diverse Newfoundland and Labrador Edited by Ainsley Hawthorn

Land of Many Shores is a collection of pieces that paints a vibrant picture of a province most of us don’t know as well as we think we do. The variety of experience against the backdrop of Newfoundland and Labrador broadens readers’ perspectives on Canada’s youngest province, helping us reimagine both who we are today and who we have the potential to become.

Answer to Blue by Russell Thornton

This collection’s response to D.H. Lawrence’s question―“Oh what in you can answer to this blueness?”―is both an answer and a challenge, an achievement of beauty that contains the seed of something more enduring and sacred.

Belated Bris of the Brainsick by Lucas Crawford

Lucas Crawford’s Belated Bris of the Brainsick is a sharp exploration of the search for happiness and selfhood. Crawford navigates a forgotten/lost Jewish identity. As a post-Catholic, Alberta-bound Newfoundlander and queer-identified person struggling with mental illness, the poet seeks to make space for belonging.

Girl running by Diana Hope Tegenkamp

This stellar debut collection by Métis poet Diana Hope Tegenkamp takes us through many worlds and wonders. In Girl running, we find solace and outrage, grief and tenderness, bewilderment and beauty, all “entangled in hope and dreaming.” Evocative and powerful, this collection is well worth a look.